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S. N. Goenka by Daniel M. Stuart

S. N. Goenka

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S. N. Goenka by Daniel M. Stuart
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Nov 17, 2020 | ISBN 9781611808186

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“Stuart’s thoughtful and nuanced biography enriches and complicates the received narrative of one of the architects of modern meditation. It provides a more complex view into Goenka’s various layered identities and situates him in his historical contexts. This is a valuable contribution to the conversations on modern Buddhism and meditative practices.”—David L. McMahan, author of The Making of Buddhist Modernism


“By taking the story S. N. Goenka tells in his own writings and considering it alongside the accounts of others, this book presents a number of different perspectives on key events in Goenka’s life. Stuart’s commentary highlights various details and tensions in Goenka’s story that shed light on his relationship with his teacher, U Ba Khin; his particular approach to insight meditation; and his eventual break with others in the U Ba Khin tradition. The whole adds up to a fascinating narrative that should be read by all who wish to gain a better understanding of the development of insight meditation in Europe and the U.S., as well as the emergence of modern secular mindfulness.”—Rupert Gethin, author of The Foundations of Buddhism and The Buddhist Path to Awakening

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